This Fretz® PrecisionSmith planishing hammer features one round, flat face and one round, slightly domed face; the faces are polished to a mirror shine, ideal for refining the outside surfaces of jewelry and hollowware designs and for finishing work—smoothing and removing tool marks left by previous finishing steps. Scaled-down jewelers’ hammers, PrecisionSmith hammers are perfect for use with lighter metal gauges and for filigree and other fine work.
Designed by master metalsmith Bill Fretz, this hammer delivers all the features of a Fretz® hammer. The face size, head as well as the weight, length and pistol-grip end of the handle are all designed to Bill Fretz’s specifications for balance, control and precision. The handle is made of Padauk wood, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil- finished; it's specially shaped to give you a light touch, and the thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. The head is cast from 420-grade stainless steel and tool hardened to 50 HRC for maximum durability and effectiveness.